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by Elizabeth Gaskell
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Librivox recording of North and South , by Elizabeth Gaskell. Set in Victorian England, North and South is the story of Margaret Hale, a young woman whose life is turned upside down when her family relocates to northern England. As an outsider from the agricultural south, Margaret is initially shocked by the aggressive northerners of the dirty, smoky industrial town of Milton. But as she adapts to her new home, she defies social conventions with her ready sympathy and defense of the working...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, social novel, industrial novel, romance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Lewis Carroll
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Librivox recording of Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll. Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, was written in 1872 and it finds Alice in a land when she walks through a mirror into the Looking-Glass House. The land is full of mythological creatures and characters and nursery rhyme characters. Alice makes a guest appearance in a bizarre game of chess with Humpty Dumpty! A charming, witty story! (Summary by Aldark) Read by: Brad Bush...
Topics: literature, audiobook, children, librivox
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Thomas Hardy
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Librivox recording of Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. One of the greatest English tragic novels, TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES (1891) is the story of a “pure woman” who is victimized both by conventional morality and its antithesis. Born near Dorchester, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) set most of his stories in the region between Berkshire and Dorset in the fictional county of Wessex. He was a controversial writer whose work often showed the result of flouting...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Gaston Leroux
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LibriVox recording of The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux. An old theatre under new management; a diva who thinks she can sing; a young ingenue who really can; a masked man who wreaks havoc if he doesn't get his own way. Secrets, intrigues, falling chandeliers! The Phantom of the Opera is here! (Summary by Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
Topics: LibriVox, literature, audiobook, leroux, phantom, mystery, adventure
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Oscar Wilde
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Librivox public domain recording of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest . The Importance of Being Earnest is a classic comedy of manners, in which two flippant young men, in order to impress their respected beloveds, pretend that their names are "Ernest," which both young ladies believe confers magical qualities on the possessor. It was first performed for the public on February 14, 1895 at the St. James' Theatre in London, and is regarded by many critics and scholars as...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, comedy, performance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Porter, Eleanor H
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Librivox recording of Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter. Read by Mary Anderson Pollyanna tells the story of Pollyanna Whittier, a young girl who goes to live with her wealthy Aunt Polly after her father’s death. Pollyanna’s philosophy of life centers around what she calls “The Glad Game”: she always tries to find something to be glad about in every situation, and to always do without delay whatever she thinks is right. With this philosophy, and her own sunny personality, she brings so much...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, children, porter, glad game
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Geoffrey Chaucer
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LibriVox recording of The Canterbury Tales , by Geoffrey Chaucer. The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). The tales, some of which are originals and others not, are contained inside a frame tale and told by a group of pilgrims on their way from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The themes of the tales vary, and include...
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist is an 1838 novel by Charles Dickens. It was originally published as a serial. Like most of Dickens' work, the book is used to call the public's attention to various contemporary social evils, including the workhouse, child labour and the recruitment of children as criminals. The novel is full of sarcasm and dark humour, even as it treats its serious subject, revealing the hypocrisies of the time. It has been the subject of...
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Topics: LibriVox, literature, audiobook, dickens
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text